Travel News Digest, June 16
Let’s pay tribute – the main topic for the world’s leading media, including “TourDom”, on June 16, of course, was the meeting of the presidents of Russia and the United States in Geneva. Although tourism was not on the agenda, this event could affect our industry as well. At least because Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden agreed on the mutual return of ambassadors to the places of their diplomatic service. Of course, this does not mean that America will be willing to issue visas (this has not happened before. – Ed.). And yet the very fact of the meeting gives hope for some kind of warming in relations. “No hostility,” – this is how Vladimir Putin assessed the negotiations with Biden.
And now about what worries many tourists here and now. Moving around Russia without a vaccination certificate or PCR test seems to be difficult.
At least in a southerly direction. And although the governor of the Krasnodar Territory Veniamin Kondratyev promised not to close Sochi and other resorts, alarmist sentiments are growing along with the number of cases.
In Crimea, the covid hospital is working at full capacity, the bed capacity has been increased, the republican Rospotrebnadzor proposed a list of restrictions, and the vice-rector of the Crimean University, professor Anatoly Kubyshkin proposes to restrict entry to the peninsula. “If you want to go to Crimea, get vaccinated, if not, stay in the country,” he said on June 16 during a speech at a meeting of the Public Council. By the way, the Crimean clergy also agreed with this proposal. But this is still a theory.
In Moscow and the Moscow region, the chief sanitary doctors took decisive measures and ordered to vaccinate at least 60% of employees in trade and services. We found out whether this requirement concerns travel agents and what threatens those who disobey.
It is worth noting the final adoption of the law on rural tourism – farmers will soon be able to legally receive guests. Where else to hide from the coronavirus if not in the village!
In addition, the editorial office monitored the consequences of the shooting in the Abkhazian boarding house “Samshitovaya Roscha”, where a local citizen shot two guests from Russia in the legs and became a defendant in a criminal case. We contacted the management of the health resort and found out what measures would be taken.
Director of the Sochi sanatorium Dmitry Bogdanov left under arrest
The queue at the Croatian Computing Center has been halved
Finns expect growth in demand for visas from Russians
Montenegro asked Russia to resume flights
In Sochi, they propose to introduce a PCR test for visitors